Baby Stabbed 90 Times By His Mum For Biting Her During Breastfeeding

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  1. saharapost

    saharapost Member

    An eight-month-old boy is lucky to be alive after he was stabbed 90 times by his mother, mostly in the face, for biting her while she was breastfeeding.

    Xiao Bao needed more than 100 stitches after the incident in Xuzhou, eastern China’s Jiangsu Province.

    The infant lives with his mother and two uncles, who make a living recycling rubbish. It was one of the uncles who discovered Xiao Bao lying in a pool of blood in the yard of their home and rushed him to hospital.

    The child’s mother later confessed that she stabbed the baby after he bit her during breastfeeding.

    Neighbours have pleaded with the local government to take the baby away, but they have said that they will not.

    Apparently, they said that there was no confirmation the mother was suffering from a mental illness and said, regardless, the baby still has two guardians in the form of his two uncles.

    Mental illness remains a relatively closed topic in modern China, and neither medication nor modern psychiatric treatment is widely used.

    An analysis of mental health issues in four Chinese provinces, published in 2009 in the British medical journal The Lancet, estimated that 91 per cent of the 173million Chinese adults that were believed to suffer mental problems never receive professional help.

    Pictures and more info can be found here:
    Baby stabbed 90 times with scissors by his Chinese mother after he bit her as she was breastfeeding him | Mail Online
  2. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    Even here in the US Asian people have a strong tendency to avoid mental health/psychiatric services.

    "Research suggests that AAPIs face
    many barriers when seeking health and mental health services in their communities,
    including lack of access to care, language challenges and lack of culturally and
    linguistically responsive providers. Cultural beliefs and values play an important role in
    how AAPIs experience their mental health issues. The cultural adherence to avoidance of
    shame and stigma also remains a powerful influence on how AAPIs deal with mental
    illness—many individuals and families remain in denial or silence about their situation."
  3. At least the baby lived... unlike those who are stabbed at the base of a spinal column in legal murders.
  4. friendorfoe

    friendorfoe Active Member

    Asians aren't the only ones, Hispanics and Irish too from what I've observed from my family and extended family and in laws. Now that we've started to quasi-criminalize mental illness, I suspect the problems will only grown worse.

    Note: By "Irish" I mean those of immediate or linear Irish heritage, and in attitudes, and culture. Not someone who had a grandmother once who was 12th generation Irish or something. And by "Hispanic" I mean mostly Mexican in origin, not South American (Brazil for example).
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  5. RAM PhD

    RAM PhD Member

    You may not receive a lot of support for your post on this forum, but your point is well taken. It is sad indeed what happened to this little tike. Some 56,000,000 others (here in the USA since Roe/Wade) have had little sympathy.
  6. LGFlood

    LGFlood New Member

    This is indeed a powerful statement. I would urge all to view the investigative videos here: Live Action | A new media movement for life!Live Action

    I am not going to argue Pro-choice vs. Pro-life. I am vehemently opposed to abortion and am pro-life, however I understand the law of the land allows it. However, the videos address how babies born alive are being murdered every day despite Kermit Gosnell being removed from the practice.
  7. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    How is that not arguing pro-choice vs. pro-life? I'm genuinely perplexed why, if you're going to do it, you would first say you're not.
  8. ryoder

    ryoder New Member

    This is a sad story. I do agree that if this is disturbing then abortion should be disturbing as well. There is not much difference between a newborn and a fetus.
  9. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    The difference is that you don't have to look into the eyes, hear the cries, feel the final breath and heartbeat. When a life is aborted, you simply have to claim it wasn't a life thereby "solving" the moral problem, free of cognitive dissonace, free of responsibility.
  10. RAM PhD

    RAM PhD Member

    Lance is probably stating that he is not going spend time in this thread engaged in lengthy debates on pro life/choice. He simply stated his position.
  11. rebel100

    rebel100 New Member

    +100%, kinda throwing me off my game second time in just a couple of days I find I agree with you!
  12. rebel100

    rebel100 New Member

    Original story seems odd to me...that's a lot of trauma to the head. Heads bleed profusely. Sort of suspect that the baby got stabbed 90 times in the head, didn't bleed to death, and only 100 stitches closed the wounds....and baby wasn't even held for observation. Maybe I'm reading too much into it.
  13. LGFlood

    LGFlood New Member


    My point was that while I disagree with abortion, I am not arguing the legality of it. I was referring not to abortions which are performed in the womb but rather the murder of living babies born outside of the womb as clarified in the bold portion of my statement below:

    "I am not going to argue Pro-choice vs. Pro-life. I am vehemently opposed to abortion and am pro-life, however I understand the law of the land allows it. However, the videos address how babies born alive are being murdered every day despite Kermit Gosnell being removed from the practice."

    Hope that clears up what I was saying.

  14. LGFlood

    LGFlood New Member

    Yes, thank you. This is correct. I know that this is a subject area where tempers can run high. Frankly, in those types of discussions few people change their minds. I am pro-life, but I also recognize that in many situations the baby isn't the only victim in the process. Whether one is pro-choice or pro-life, I am sure many on both sides would agree that it is a decision that holds tragic consequences that reach far beyond the doctor's office.
  15. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    If you are then so am I. I originally wrote a post that I guess I must have forgotten to submit :dunno: observing:

    1) How does ANYBODY survive being stabbed 90 times? I'm not trying to make light if it, but I find myself wondering if that is a world record. One tough baby! Glad he made it out alive.

    2) The face must have been mutilated. How could you possibly count how many stab wounds in that situation?

    3) What was the baby stabbed with? Maybe that could help answer #1 and #2. If he was stabbed with a pen, it would be a much different situation than if he was stabbed with a steak knife, though still tragic.

    4) There is not a medication on earth that would make me feel comfortable with that mother ever seeing her child again, even with supervision, even with restraints. She needs help, no doubt, and she needs to be kept away from children for the rest of her life.
  16. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    Because this is China you'll never know the real story.
  17. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    I don't disagree, but I wonder in what countries it's significantly different nowadays.
  18. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    Is this baby still in the custody of his mother?
  19. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    Probably very few. In the US the actual facts of such a case would only become known if it goes to court and even then you'd have to scrape to get the relevant documents. We have journalists who know the rules and the path to the information is relatively clear. In other countries this might be less clear and in some cases, totally obscure. In China it's likely to be impossible. I'll be surprised if there's ever a follow up story.
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  20. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    We have a few journalists, but they all seem to work for organizations that have primary interests other than to provide useful information impartially. Controversy means page views, and page views mean ad revenue.

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